I have three machines with the exact same hardware and the exact same problem. After I push the power button, the CPU fan runs continuously at a high speed rather than spinning down to a low speed. The IBM BIOS screen never comes up; in fact, nothing gets displayed on the screen. It appears that the CPU and RAM are not heating up but the video card is.
I've replaced the CMOS battery, but that had no effect. Running only one RAM module didn't help either. What is the problem and how can I fix it?
Intel P4 1.8 GHz
2 x 256MB PC133 SDRAM
IBM 40GB IDE
NVIDIA Vanta LT AGP